Somewhat over a yr earlier than Gina Krasley died on the age of 30, the “My 600-lb Life” star sued the manufacturing firm behind the TLC actuality sequence, citing “emotional misery.”
Krasley was only one amongst 9 different castmates who filed go well with towards Megalomedia, accusing the manufacturing firm of “intentional infliction of emotional misery and negligence,” in line with courtroom data.
Regardless of the manufacturing firm’s try to dismiss the circumstances, a choose dominated in Might 2020 to consolidate most of these fits into one guardian go well with on the request of the forged members, courtroom data present.
Krasley’s lawsuit claims the corporate did not require a psychological analysis, nor did it present enough psychological well being providers throughout filming, in line with Starcasm, which was the primary to report the lawsuit.
The Publish has reached out to TLC and Megalomedia for remark. Texas lawyer Tony Buzbee, who’s representing the plaintiffs, declined to remark.
The late actuality star additionally accused Megalomedia of failing to correctly practice staff for despair and the identified danger of suicide that comes with the acute weight reduction diets the themes have been following.
In Krasley’s go well with, she claims that the present was negligent in a number of points, together with deliberately inflicting misery with the intention to obtain increased rankings, failing to offer counseling earlier than administering her eating regimen and for not offering health-care providers whereas filming.
Particularly, Krasley claimed Dr. Younan Nowzaradan — the first physician on the present who makes a speciality of vascular and bariatric surgical procedure — had positioned her on “an excessive weight reduction eating regimen,” in line with paperwork obtained by The Publish.
Nonetheless, Krasley went on to allege that she was then required by manufacturing “to eat extreme quantities of meals on-screen to painting her as somebody who couldn’t comply with the eating regimen.”
“Defendants created this narrative after which for Dr. Nowzaradan to precise disappointment for failing to acquire the required quantity of weight reduction to be a candidate for the surgical procedure,” the go well with claimed.
Krasley was in the end “not permitted to proceed below Dr. Nowzaradan’s care,” the go well with acknowledged.
The primary lawsuit was filed by the household of James L.B. Bonner, who took his personal life in 2018 after his look on the present’s sixth season.
Nicole Lewis, Maja Radanovic, Destinee Lashaee, Alicia Kirgan and Annjeanette Whaley are additionally amongst these suing the manufacturing firm for various grievances, together with fraud, negligence and extra.
The mixed guardian go well with had a trial date set for July 20 of this yr, earlier than it was postponed to a later date. A definitive date has not been set.
Whereas Krasley’s official explanation for loss of life has not been revealed at the moment, her obituary states that she handed away on Aug. 1 at her house in Tuckerton, NJ, “surrounded by her loving household.”
When reached by The Publish for remark relating to Krasley’s loss of life, reps for the present pointed to a tweet: “TLC was deeply saddened by the lack of Gina Krasley, who shared her weight-loss journey on ‘My 600-Lb Life.’ Our ideas and prayers are along with her household at this troublesome time.”